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EVENTS UPDATE:

CLASSIC ROCK DJ CARTER ALAN ON 50 GREAT CONCERTS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 7:00 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY

 Carter Alan, Boston’s legendary rock DJ, will appear at the Quincy Historical Society on Wednesday, August 16th for a 7 p.m. reading, discussion, and signing of his new book, The Decibel Diaries: A Journey Through Rock in 50 Concerts.  In this book, Alan recalls and historicizes the importance of memorable concerts (many of which occurred in the greater Boston area) that he attended between the mid-1970s and 2015.  Mr. Alan is currently a classic rock DJ at Boston’s WZLX  radio, and was formerly DJ and music director at Boston’s WBCN radio. His previous books include Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN.

 This will be the first event in the Society’s series on the history of popular culture on the South Shore. Copies of The Decibel Diaries and Radio Free Boston will be available for purchase at the event. 

Programs and Events

Quincy Historical Society programs bring history to life for all types of audiences.

Public Programs: Throughout the year Quincy Historical Society presents guest historians, authors, musicians, artists, and actors in discussions of history and historically-informed performances. Topics range from fascinating insights into Quincy and area history through the whole span of American history.

Group Tours: Quincy Historical Society sponsors group tours for members and the public to historically significant locations throughout New England.

 

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Quincy students learn the history of the Quincy quarries.

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Rock-and-Roll legend and Quincy native Dick Dale--the "King of Surf Guitar"--speaks at the Historical Society.

  School Programs: Quincy Historical Society presents a comprehensive program on Quincy history in the 3rd and 4th grades of Quincy Public Schools. The program is also available by arrangement to other schools. The Society develops units on specific topics in Quincy history for middle and high schools.

Community Speaking: Quincy Historical Society personnel are available to speak to community groups on numerous topics in Quincy history, including the colonial era, the Revolution, Quincy's granite industry, Quincy shipbuilding, and immigration to Quincy.

Publications: Quincy Historical Society publishes a range of materials on Quincy history, including the books Quincy's Legacy and Squantum, a brochure guide to historic Hancock cemetery, and the twice-yearly periodical, Quincy History.

For more information on any of our programs or publications, send us a message by clicking on Contact Us.Programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Quincy Arts Council.

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